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Spotlight: School holiday programme! The library is holding school holiday activities three days a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.  Book buddies up to seven years meet in the mornings at 10:30am to enjoy stories and some handicrafts, while older children 8- 12 years can meet in the afternoons at 3:30pm for an hour of book based fun!  The theme for the holidays is Fish/Under the Oceans and there’s lots of fishy fun to be…
Spotlight:  School holiday programme! It’s almost time for the school holidays! The theme for these holidays is ‘The Ocean/Under the Sea’. The programme includes drawing, colouring in, stories, and ‘fishy’ handicrafts! There’s a programme for children under 7, and another for 8-12 year olds.  For Curlewis, a combined programme is held each Monday of the holidays; children in Curlewis are welcome to attend, and adults can request book bag deliveries and brain training programmes for…
Spotlight:  Reading Challenge! Has the lockdown given you some extra time to tackle things you normally wouldn’t do? Perhaps you’re looking to use the time at home to do more reading, but you don’t know where to start? Why not try the library’s 2021 reading challenge: Bookish fun in ’21. This fun challenge will help kick-start your reading journey. You have until December 5 to read books from a range of categories, including: covers with…
Spotlight:  Library Services Although the library due to Covid, there’s no reason why you should miss out on your book fix! The library operates a contact free delivery of book and brain training activity bags during periods of shut down.  You’ll just need to ring on 6740 2190, let us know your name, address and number and type of books you require, and they will be delivered to your door on the day of your…
Spotlight:  Children’s Book Week! Here at the library we are busy preparing for Children’s Book Week, which is held from August 21 to 26. During this week the Children’s Book Council of Australia celebrates all things to do with children’s books, and selects the award winners for the year.  “Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend…
Spotlight:  Building the collection One of the most common questions that we are asked is: Why is the library always deleting books? There are two answers to that question.  The most important reason is that most people only want to read a book once, and then read a different author, or another book by the same author.  So the library has to provide a constant flow of new books – authors and titles – for…
Spotlight:  Collection:  Magazines! Don’t have time to immerse yourself in a good novel? Don’t worry, we still have you covered. The library has a collection of magazines that are available for loan, on various and diverse subjects.  Although the magazine industry has taken a battering during Covid, with many magazines ceasing their paper production runs, we still have over fifteen titles available for loan. The collection is located at the front of the library, with…
Spotlight: Services as usual!Despite the barricades across the entrance to the library, it’s business as usual inside, so come on in and pay us a visit!The barricades will be up for a little while as the pavement will be paved and the gutters repaired but we will try to ensure that access to the library is as easy as possible.Inside, it’s services as usual – you can return and borrow books, book a computer, do…
Spotlight:  New Computers at the library! The library has eight public access computers that are available for the library clients to use.  These are brand new computers, with wide screen, and are loaded with  Windows 10, Chrome and other programmes commonly used.  Use of the computers is free of charge – if you wish to book some time on one of the computers, you need to come to the desk and book it at your…
Spotlight:  School holiday fun! Children have been enjoying a week of Crafty Creations at the library during the school holidays!  There are four session for older and younger children during the next week.  Younger children can come to the library in the morning on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30am to enjoy some stories and a handicraft at the end of the session. Older children can come for Crafty Creations on the same days at…